BPM from a Business Point of View

Revenues are down [for whatever reasons], what steps will your company take to fix your balance sheet?Your options are to increase revenues and/or cut costs or some combination of both.  Most companies can find ways to improve both, but I... Read More..

Why take on BPM?

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The benefits of managing your business processes can be enormous...Managing ChangeWhether you like it or not, change happens...Typically, we will respond to the change by taking some action.  It is very easy to take the wrong action if you haven't... Read More..

BPM Strategy

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One of the questions respondents were asked in PEX Network's July 2014 survey was how would they define the purpose of the process excellence at their company.There were many answers, a few follow:ü        -   To continually improve... Read More..
Or is it?From BPM.com - This week at AppianWorld...One of the first sessions was by CME Group, the world's largest derivatives market place who manages more than "$1 Quadrillion" in annual transaction volume...CME runs its business on BPM.  To make this... Read More..

BPM is a Discipline...

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BPM is a discipline.  It is something that you do.  It is not a product.Fujitsu put together a poster on Business Process Management.  In it, they say 'BPM Business Process Management is a discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation,... Read More..
In an article by Adeel Javed @ Techlogix, Inc. | October 13, 2014 titled: Monitor Your Processes!  He says...At the time of designing (and probably automation) process might look good and complete without issues. In reality some new issues, bottlenecks and/or opportunities might arise.... Read More..

BPM Failures

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Rainer Ribback recently posted 5 reasons that BPM projects fail.  1) All functions - no metrics  2) Include the business and mean it  3) Scope  4) Missed adoption planning  5) The ambiguous roadmapI will add my views on a few... Read More..
Your BPM project must justify its price either by cutting costs or increasing revenue.  This is about your return on investment [ROI].  If the ROI isn't there, then you won't get funding for another project.  Cutting CostsOn any large project,... Read More..

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ISO14971 is a risk management standard for medical devices. Its purpose is to help manufacturers to establish a medical device risk management process that they can use to identify hazards, to estimate and evaluate risks, and to develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of risk control measures.  A large part of FDA compliance is risk management.  I... Read More..
Wikipedia describes a business process as a collection of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product. It can often be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities with interleaving decision points with relevance rules based on data in... Read More..

Scott Cleveland blogs about BPM from a business point of view.

Scott Cleveland

Scott Cleveland is a technical, innovative and creative marketing manager with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, marketing management, sales, sales management and business process consulting aimed at high-tech companies. His areas of expertise include: product marketing, solutions marketing, solution selling, sales maangement, business process management, business process improvement and process optimization. Reach him at RScottCleveland[at]gmail.com.


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